The patented TAB seals are incredibly simple one-piece devices consisting of an elastomeric wall perforated orthogonally by a shaped crescentic cut. When the seal is penetrated, the ‘tap’ is displaced axially out of the ‘bore’ by the penetrating object. When the penetrating object is withdrawn, the uncut portion provides a substantial elastic force to immediately return the tap to its at-rest position within the bore. Flared ends of the tap aid in sealing, then wiping the bore clean as the tap returns to its unpenetrated position.
TAB seals are compact, simple, and reliable means for sealably penetrating fluid chambers. Connectors are as reliable as existing “spring and stopper” technology that is commonly used in the industry today.
Higher Circuit Count
|TAB Seal||Spring and Stopper|
|Number of internal components||2||Many|
|Able to be miniaturized||Yes||No|
Some of the product categories available through Pontus employ the breakthrough Tap and Bore (TAB) seal technology. Each category describes a technological advancement from which complete families of revolutionary products can be developed. Each of the connectors described below are wet mateable.
Tough, rigid-shelled products employing cylindrical pins and redundant TAB receptacle end-seals. They are intended to compete in seafloor well-completion systems and other rugged applications with existing high reliability fluid-filled connectors. Workhorse can be less expensive to manufacture and more compact than products with similar specifications currently on the market.